If you bike, hike, carpool, or take public transportation to UCSD but sometimes need access to a car, join Zipcar. Your trips can take place any time, any day, and don’t have to be business-related.
If you’re already a Zipcar member, reserve your car online or by phone, (866) 494-7227.
Zipcar at UCSD
Find general information about how Zipcar works on its website, but also note this UCSD-specific information:
- UCSD Zipcar locations: See parking spaces where you can pick up and return Zipcars on campus and at Hillcrest Medical Center.
- During trips, you can park a Zipcar in red A, green B, yellow S, metered, or service yard spaces without a UCSD parking permit. (You must return it to its original location on time to avoid penalties.) See UCSD’s parking map to see all lots.
Signup and benefits
Choose the appropriate option below to sign up. Note: You must use these links to receive UCSD's special rates. (All plans subject to change.)
|Type of member||Signup link||Fees||Other information|
|Commute Solutions members||Commute Solutions Zipcar application||
Effective April 2014:
Note: Upon ending Commute Solutions standing:
|Other faculty, staff, and students||UCSD Zipcar application||
||$35 credit to use your first month|
|Nonaffiliates||Zipcar application||Fees vary depending on your plan||Promotions vary. Joining as a nonaffiliate can be a better option if you frequently need a car. See Zipcar’s Extra Value Plans.|
Your Commute Solutions membership will be verified, so if you’re not a member, join now.
Instructions on unlocking and operating the car will arrive with your Zipcar membership packet.
Check the Zipcar website for the most up-to-date hourly and daily rates, which vary by vehicle and include:
- Reserved parking space
- 180 miles per trip
- Roadside assistance
- 24-hour customer service